Mission

Our mission is driven by the desire to create a team…

  

  • "With the goals to inspire/empower and be a resource to under-served communities in Arizona, regardless of socio-economic status, culture, language, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age ."

  • "Where our strength will be our diversity, where we are not only interested in teaching the community, but also learning from it."

  • "That supports professional and personal growth and development, with a proactive approach to reach out to the design and construction community to enrich knowledge of industry practices.

  • "That strives to increase the number of women and minorities in our profession, and to help advance their careers in an upward trajectory and extract each individual’s potential.

  • "That is welcoming, a resource, reliable, educated, sustainably minded and encourages fellowship/social awareness."

Board Members

Board Members

Carlos A Murrieta

Carlos A Murrieta

President

Co-Founder of Merge Architectural Group and recognized as Arizona’s 2016 Young Architect of the Year and 2008 Young Gun’s - Brightest Designers by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Carlos has spent over...

Ricardo Millhouse

Ricardo Millhouse

Treasurer

My approach to design and architecture is informed by my interdisciplinary research and teaching at the university-level. Broadly, my research and teaching interests include feminist and queer geographies, research methods...

Elizabeth Grajales

Elizabeth Grajales

Vice President

Elizabeth Grajales is the Senior Public Art Project Manager for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. She provides a leadership role in managing the implementation of complex, multi-year public art projects...

Maurita Harris

Maurita Harris

Parliamentarian / Historian

Brooke Montelongo

Brooke Montelongo

Secretary

Brooke Montelongo, CSI, CDT is an Architectural Representative for the Architectural and Business Development Group at Arcadia Inc., Aluminum Entrances and Storefronts. Since the start of her career...

Founding Members

John Williams

Andrew Saleh

Maurita Harris

Anthony Floyd, FAIA

Carlos A Murrieta

Greg Miller

Esteban Loya

Abraham James III

Victor Irizarry

Olga Bracamontes

Varnell Smith

Malak Orra-Saleh

Jon C. Christopher

Sophia Urbaez

Sidney Smith

Steven McLeod